Yukon Winter Adventure: Northern Lights
An excellent tour for families, experience 5 days of adventure through snowmobiling, dog sledding and relaxing in the warm waters of Takhini Hotsprings.
Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and spend nights Aurora viewing around the fire. Hot drinks and snacks make the wait enjoyable, but the Northern Lights steal the show.
Day 1 Vancouver to Whitehorse & Evening Aurora Viewing
Depart Vancouver Airport for Whitehorse. Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. After your arrival, there is time for an information meeting, the registration for optional tours, the fitting of winter clothing, for shopping and dinner on your own. This evening depart for your first Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing even more enjoyable. Return to hotel around 3am.
Day 2 Full Day Sightseeing
Today you will visit the capital of the Yukon and the surroundings to give you a first impression: During a city tour you’ll see the old train station of the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad, the Log Skyscraper, old Log Church and the paddle wheeler SS Klondike. You will also see some residential areas and stop at the Visitors Reception Center. On the way to the Takhini Hot Springs, you will stop at the Wildlife Preserve where you’ll see most of the wildlife seen in the Yukon, such as moose, caribou, bison, dall sheep, big horn sheep, musk oxen and others. At the Takhini Hot Springs, you will have time for a leisurely swim in the hot waters. After dinner, you will be picked up at 10pm for your guided northern lights viewing tour. At around 3am, head back to your hotel.
Day 3 Full Day Snowmobiling
Your snowmobiling adventure awaits you today. A van will take you up to Fish Lake, just over half an hour away from the hotel. Here you’ll get your instructions about snowmobile safety and any further instructions you’ll need and off you are across the lake and into some of the most beautiful mountains you can imagine! Lunch will be served on the trail and by late afternoon you’ll return to Whitehorse. At 9.30pm, you will head out for your third night of Aurora viewing.
Day 4 Takhini River and Dogsledding Tour
Another highlight of this tour will be this full day dog sledding tour along the Takhini River and into the Ibex Valley west of Whitehorse. Then you will be assigned a team of 4 to 6 dogs and off you go! You will follow well prepared trails with guides. Lunch will be served along the trail when both you and the dogs need a well deserved break. By late afternoon you will return to the kennel for a mug of coffee or hot chocolate before returning to the hotel. At 10pm, you will head out for your last night of aurora viewing.
Day 5 Whitehorse to Vancouver
Transfer to Whitehorse airport for your return flight to Vancouver.
When To Go:
August to April